Thursday, February 5, 2009

TV...A Constitutional Right?



So in all honesty they aren't seeking to add it to the Constitution but still what the hell is wrong with Congress?! First it was THEIR idea to have everything changed to digital and the initial deadline was set by them - February 17, 2009. Second, when the decision was made they provided a THREE YEAR time frame to get everything transitioned.

Now they have moved the date back. Now that all the TV stations have spent the time and money to upgrade. Now that those costs have been passed onto us - And you know it has. Now that millions of consumers have upgraded their televisions, added cable or satellite, or purchased their converter box.

NOW they changed the date to June 12, 2009.

This really ticks me off because of all the reasons why I listed above, but more than that. These buffoons in Congress are just plain crazy. With everything going on in our country (and beyond, because let's not forget we are still at war) they are concerned about whether every American will be able to watch TV?!

Are they serious?

I don't remember anyone saying to me that I have the right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness AND clear digital TV. Is it in the wording somewhere with right to bear arms and free speech? Cause maybe I missed that part.

Well I hope the thousands of people that are unemployed, or homeless, or barely scraping by get their priorities in line with Congress. Forget about unpaid mortgages or rising utility costs. Forget about gas prices or grocery recalls. Forget about health care.

Focus on what really matters - The Digital Television Switch.

*End rant.

19 comments:

Too Many Hats said...

Well, when that is what they use to control the masses, they need to make sure everyone is watching. No TV will make the masses think and the gov't cannot have that. (Did I say that outloud?)

Jennifer said...

i couldn't have said it better myself...

what the hell are they thinking and doing??? there are so many more important things to focus on and this is what they choose to make an issue of and deal with first??

does this tell you were our country is at?? kind of scary.

i really hope that change is in our IMMEDIATE future... other wise where will we be by june 2009 even??

great post!!

I'm with ya sista!!

xoxoxo
HUGS!!

Jennifer said...

i couldn't have said it better myself...

what the hell are they thinking and doing??? there are so many more important things to focus on and this is what they choose to make an issue of and deal with first??

does this tell you were our country is at?? kind of scary.

i really hope that change is in our IMMEDIATE future... other wise where will we be by june 2009 even??

great post!!

I'm with ya sista!!

xoxoxo
HUGS!!

Denise said...

Amen sister!!! I'm so sick of everything going on in Washington. I never get political, you KNOW that, but I thought Obama would be different and then all his nominees are tax evaders??? What the hell??? Jeez, if I didn't pay my taxes or cheated on my taxes I'd lose my house or go to jail. These are political officials who make the damn tax laws!!! Give me a friggin' break!

April said...

Uhhhh, I'm kinda glad they moved it back because I am not ready yet. I don't have the money to replace all my TV's and have just been too lazy to get sat tv. Now the waiting list is a couple of weeks. I do think it is silly, I just also happen to be benefiting from it, kinda.

Carrie said...

Garbage. Pure garbage.

"Change" certainly has come to Washington.

What a joke.

Monica said...

You took the works right out of my mouth! I've been thinking the same thing.

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Great post - and I couldn't agree more!

The Royal Family said...

*my soap box* I agree, and I am so annoyed because they voted in my city for a 8BILLION dollar bond to make a new aquatic center... HELLO... no one can pay their bills, inflation is going up and we are all in trouble with our mortgages but lets spend 8 BILLION dollars on a pool so we can swim our money problems away.

People are commonsenseless!

The Royal Family said...

DID I forget to mention it FREAKING PASSED!!!

Rachael said...

well said, well ranted. it is a great post and i couldn't agree more. hello fellow welcomista :)

Tiffany said...

Amen, sitsta, Amen.

Came by to get clicky here too....

Aleta said...

TV - it's how they control the minds, so they set it as a priority. Yeah, it rattles my cage too!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Lame. Same as the Y2K disaster.

Rebecca Jo said...

amen girl!! the whole thing drives me insane...

we have pocket tv's for when storms come through & we loose power - what about those? we gotta have a box for those? I get so aggravated. pretty soon you'll have to pay for regular tv...

government stuff = ugh!!

Nancy said...

Can they do anything...really! anyway...I want to thank you for stopping by during my SITS spotlight. Please come back anytime. Blessings, Nancy

Angie's Spot said...

Amen sister! If I see one more commercial about this switch, I'm going to scream.

Heather said...

I feel you sis. Seriously. It makes me crazy!!!

Beth said...

I've been trying to write a post about this subject for awhile, but I've never gotten it right so I never posted it. You're right on.